Research Tools
  • Online bookmarking sites like Del.icio.us make it possible to bookmark websites from any computer and have them available anywhere by logging into your account. Students can collaborate with peers by sharing their bookmarks. Users create a free account for themselves.
  • Evernote (www.evernote.com) is a digital tool whose goal is to make it possible for people "to easily capture any moment, idea, inspiration, or experience whenever they want."
  • Google Docs allow students to record ideas and create drafts of their work and save them so that the documents can be accessed from any Internet accessible computer. Students can also share documents with others and collaborate on projects. (Both Google Docs and Google Notebook require a Google Account.)
  • Online Citation Machines: Citation Macineand Knight Cite Citation Servicegenerate citations from data that users enter. These services allow students to spend their greatest effort writing their papers instead of laboring over citation formatting. Library databases like EBSCO now have a feature that creates citations for any article accessed.
  • Infopeople.org has a Best Search Tools portal worth checking out.
  • Berkeley Library has Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask when Evaluating Web Pages, as well as APA and MLA Style Guides for downloading.
  • Purdue University has an excellent Online Writing Lab (OWL).
  • Online library databases like EBSCO make it possible to locate magazine, newspaper, and journal articles from any Internet accessible computer. Many also contain images and primary source documents. Check with your school librarian for the user names and passwords for the databases your school can access.
  • EBSCO now has a new interface called EBSCOhost Mobile that allows users to access their databases in a mobile format.
  • Wikis are great places to post assignments and links for students. PBWiki and Wikispaces both offer free wikis for teachers. Students can also build wiki pages for a research project. Check out the Discoveryisms wiki. These wikis also offer a safe online discussion tool. Jason Welker's Wikinomics, winner of the 2007 EduBlog Awards "Best Educational Wiki" award, for students and teachers of Economic,
  • Intel has created a database of assessment tools that teachers can access for free. Rubrics can be personalized and saved to the user's workspace or printed as they are.
  • Portable Applications for USB devices make it possible to carry your data with you where ever you go. Download Mobile Firefox Web Browser and install it on your USB so that you can install the Delicious toolbar, Google Notebook extension, and Zotero (a Firefox extension that helps you keep track of your information and cite it.)

  • Infopeople.org has a Best Search Tools portal worth checking out.
  • Berkeley Library has Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask when Evaluating Web Pages, as well as APA and MLA Style Guides for downloading.
  • Purdue University has an excellent Online Writing Lab (OWL).
  • Online library databases like EBSCO make it possible to locate magazine, newspaper, and journal articles from any Internet accessible computer. Many also contain images and primary source documents. Check with your school librarian for the user names and passwords for the databases your school can access.
  • EBSCO now has a new interface called EBSCOhost Mobile that allows users to access their databases in a mobile format.
  • Wikis are great places to post assignments and links for students. PBWiki and Wikispaces both offer free wikis for teachers. Students can also build wiki pages for a research project. Check out the Discoveryisms wiki. These wikis also offer a safe online discussion tool. Jason Welker's Wikinomics, winner of the 2007 EduBlog Awards "Best Educational Wiki" award, for students and teachers of Economic,
  • Intel has created a database of assessment tools that teachers can access for free. Rubrics can be personalized and saved to the user's workspace or printed as they are.
  • Portable Applications for USB devices make it possible to carry your data with you where ever you go. Download Mobile Firefox Web Browser and install it on your USB so that you can install the Delicious toolbar, Google Notebook extension, and Zotero (a Firefox extension that helps you keep track of your information and cite it.)